25 Best Son-themed Songs for a Wedding Playlist

Attention all proud parents! This playlist is a tribute to the incredible sons who bring so much joy to your lives. Find the perfect song to dedicate during speeches, share a heartwarming mother-son or father-son dance, or simply express your love and gratitude for the amazing young man he’s become.

Get ready for some happy tears, laughter, and unforgettable moments with these “son-sational” tunes!

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  1. “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield (R&B – 1969)
  2. “Son” by Mitch Rossell (Country – 2022)
  3. “Son Of A Sinner” by Jelly Roll (Rock – 2021)
  4. “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival (Rock – 1969)
  5. “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor” by Jimmy Buffett (Rock – 1978)
  6. “Son” by Leanne Morgan (Comedy – 2020)
  7. “Carry on Wayward Son” by Kansas (Rock – 1976)
  8. “Son” by Ladonsyl (Hip Hop – 2020)
  9. “Son” by Sleeping At Last (Singer-Songwriter – 2015)
  10. “Son” by Robin Scherpen (Classical – 2023)
  11. “Son” by Paquiri (Pop – 2023)
  12. “Son Of The Dirty South” by Brantley Gilbert feat. Jelly Roll (Country – 2022)
  13. “Son” by QLasse (Alternative – 2022)
  14. “Son” by Scott Weiland (Alternative – 1998)
  15. “Song Of Man” by Phil Collins (Soundtrack – 1999)
  16. “Son” by The Deer Hunter (Alternative – 2009)
  17. “Son” by Bandana Bandit (New Age – 2021)
  18. “Son” by Warpaint (Alternative – 2014)
  19. “Son” by Ica (Latin – 2022)
  20. “Son Of A Bee” by Dusty Douglas (Pop – 2023)

Best Son Songs List

Native Son – Alter Bridge

Released in 2020 on the album Walk The Sky 2.0

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Now I’m a native son in a foreign land
And I’m just living in a world I can’t understand

You Will Always Be My Son – Caleb and Kelsey

Released in 2019 on the album Sing Over Me: Songs for Parents and Their Little Ones

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I don’t ever wanna let you go
But I can’t wait to get to watch you grow
And no matter what this life might bring
I want you to know that you will always be
You will always be my son

The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost – Craig Morgan

Released in 2019 on the album The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Pour a cup of wake-me-up and try to rouse up some ambition
Go outside, sit by myself but I ain’t alone
I’ve got the Father, my son, and the Holy Ghost

That Bastard Son – The Dead South

Released in 2018 on the album Good Company

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Always lookin’ out for number one
We never talk about that bastard son
Heading out to the liquor store
Never been without my baby before

You Will Always Be My Son – Anthem Lights

Released in 2017 on the album Painted Skies

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And whatever you do just know that I’m already proud
Son, I know you’re gonna make mistakes
But my love for you will never ever change

Son – Warpaint

Released in 2014 on the album Warpaint

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Leave the son alone
I’m on my way, way back home
I’m nothing
I’m not gonna stay, stay away too long

Welcome Home Son – Cobus van Rooyen

Released in 2011 on the album Welcome Home Son

Reverend’s Son – Barnaby Bright

Released in 2011 on the album Gravity

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Ain’t no fun for the Reverend’s Son
To carry that family name
For the woman that he wants to marry
Is bringing his family shame

The Son of Flynn – Daft Punk

Released in 2010 on the album TRON: Legacy Soundtrack, Genre: Electronica

(Instrumental)

Diplomat’s Son – Vampire Weekend

Released in 2010 on the album Contra, Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

To offer it to you would be cruel
When all I want to do is use, use you
He was a diplomat’s son, it was ’81

Welcome Home, Son – Radical Face

Released in 2007 on the album Ghost

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Peel the scars from off my back
I don’t need them anymore
You can throw them out
Or keep them in your mason jars
I’ve come home

Son’s Gonna Rise – Citizen Cope

Released in 2003 on the album The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Well a son’s gonna rise in a mile
In a mile you’ll be feeling fine
In a mile you will see
After me
You’ll be out of the dark

Son – The National

Released in 2001 on the album The National

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And how is the water of the rain
And how is the air of the wind
And how are the arms of your mother
She’s holding you in

Angel’s Son – Sevendust

Released in 2001 on the album Animosity

Lyrics To Inspire You:

One last song
Given to an Angel’s Son
As soon as you were gone
As soon as you were gone

Son Of A Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You) – Janet Jackson & Carly Simon

Released in 2001 on the album All For You

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Thought you’d get the money too
Greedy motherf’s
Try to have their cake and eat it too
Son of a gun

Son of Man – Phil Collins

Released in 1999 on the album Tarzan Soundtrack, Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Lift your spirit, set it free
Some day you’ll walk tall with pride
Son of man, a man, in time you’ll be

No Son Of Mine – Genesis

Released in 1991 on the album We Can’t Dance

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re no son, you’re no son of mine
You walked out, you left us behind
And you’re no son, you’re no son of mine

A Song For My Son – Mikki Viereck

Released in 1991 on the album A Song For My Son Single, Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Be kind, be sweet
Be a gentle man
Care and share
And always be fair
And remember though you now
Have taken a wife
You will always be my son
My Loving son

Been A Son – Nirvana

Released in 1989 on the album Bleach

Lyrics To Inspire You:

She should’ve made her mother proud
She should’ve fallen on her stance
She should’ve had another chance
She should have been a son

Son Of A Son Of A Sailor – Jimmy Buffett

Released in 1978 on the album Son of a Son of a Sailor, Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Son of a son, son of a son
Son of a son of a sailor
Son of a gun, load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer

Carry on Wayward Son – Kansas

Released in 1976 on the album Leftoverture, Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Carry on, my wayward son
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more

Father and Son – Cat Stevens

Released in 1970 on the album Tea for the Tillerman, Genre: Folk

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And take your time, think a lot
Think of everthing you’ve got
For you will still be here tomorrow
But your dreams may not

Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield

Released in 1969 on the album Dusty In Memphis, Genre: R&B

Lyrics To Inspire You:

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes, he was, he was, ooh, Lord knows, he was (yes, he was)

Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Released in 1969 on the album Willy and the Poor Boys, Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no millionaire’s son, no, no
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one, no

I must also mention musicians with the word son in their names. Mumford & Sons, Young Rising Sons, and Son Seals.

Have a favorite son song? Share your song below with why the song is special to you.

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